Charles A. O’Hay
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in English, 1984.
Freelance Advertising Copywriter
June 2002 to Present
Wrote sales-oriented advertising copy for print media serving a range of clients including Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Chelsea House Publishers.
Advertising Copywriter/Office Manager
Gravity Design, Philadelphia, PA
July 1998 to June 2002
Wrote sales-oriented advertising copy for print media serving a range of clients including Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, MedCases, and Adis International. Also maintained office logs, ordered supplies, and managed invoicing.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
January 1994 to June 1998
Wrote sales-oriented advertising copy for direct-mail brochures, ads, and postcards promoting medical and nursing texts, journals, CD-ROMs, and online products. Responsibilities included work with authors and designers.
Freelance Medical Editor & Proofreader
September 1992 to January 1994
Handled freelance editing and proofreading of medical books and journal articles. Some indexing. Clients included the American College of Physicians, Current Science, Steege-Thompson Advertising, and P.M. Gordon Associates.
Medical Editor & Proofreader
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
September 1989 to September 1992
Responsible for editing, proofreading, and indexing of journal articles for the biweekly clinical journal Annals of Internal Medicine, and the tabloid newspaper The ACP Observer.
Excellent language and grammar skills
Knowledge of editor’s and proofreader’s marks
Extensive Mac and PC word-processing
Some Adobe Photoshop experience
Samples and References Available on Request.